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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Eyeko Cosmic Polish

By on April 23, 2011
in 365 of Untrieds, Black, Eyeko
eyeko-cosmic-polish-nail-polish-bottle-365-untrieds 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

My friend, and fellow blogger, Izzy from Musings of a Muse introduced me to the Japanese influenced UK brand, Eyeko, a couple years ago. She told me that had adorable, cheap nail polish and free (at the time) shipping so I couldn’t resist ordering them all.

The problem… the “adorable” bottles were a pain to use.  They were essentially mini mason jars with thin metal screw-top caps with a brush attached.  Totally awkward to hold.  So I chalked them up as cute collector items but not functional.  Thankfully Eyeko saw fit to change the packaging and today I’m giving their Cosmic Polish a whirl.

Formula & Application: Eyeko nail polishes are 4-Free (including formaldehyde resin). They are also free of camphor which can be an irritant. The thin glass bottles are topped with a smooth plastic cap that is similar in height to an Essie bottle. Because the bottles are so tall and thin, the stem of the brush is long as well, ending with a round brush of average length and width.

The long stem does make polishing a little more difficult if you don’t have a steady hand (like me). I ended up causing dragging on my first application attempt simply because I wasn’t sure how much pressure to apply with such a long applicator. It’s definitely something that takes some getting used to.

The polish itself flows on the nail flawlessly, giving great coverage in two coats. The surface dries with some texture due to the glitter but it’s not significant. A regular layer of top coat took care of it.

Eyeko Cosmic Polish is a deep black polish packed with holographic glitter though it doesn’t create the true holographic effect you get with holo shimmer.  The base color is a bit sheer and you can see some brown tones when applying the first coat but they fade into the background when the second layer goes down.  Cosmic Polish reminds me of the old China Glaze Platinum polishes that had holo glitter like Grape Crush & Crystal Ball***Note – I recently picked up a bottle of Oh So Wet! top coat to use for swatching and it leaves brush marks on the surface when dry so don’t judge any unevenness as being the polish’s fault.

eyeko cosmic polish swatch from the eyeko nail polish line

Bottom Line: This polish is a toned down version of China Glaze Cosmic which is a really chunky glitter.  I personally prefer the more subtle look of Cosmic Polish.  The fact that it reminds me of one of my all-time fave China Glaze polishes (Grape Crush) makes it a total win in my book.  The holo glitter may be a little tween-ish but I dig it. Think of how fun it will look on toes in the summer.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: No question, this one goes in the STASH.

Eyeko Cosmic Polish is available online at  Nail polishes retail for $6/ea for a .3oz bottle or you can pick up one of the themed 3-packs for $15.  Shipping to the US is FREE on orders over $55 and FREE on ALL orders to the UK & Europe.

Have you worn Eyeko polishes before?  Do you remember the jar packaging?  Thoughts on Cosmic Polish?  If you haven’t tried Eyeko before, do you plan to order?

Disclosure: A product sample was provided by Eyeko. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Adri says:

    OMG! I was just looking at that polish on their web page, it’s so cool.

  2. Serena says:

    I have cosmic. I really like how since the black is sheer and some of the glitter is smaller, it kind of gives a since of depth, like how space looks. I agree that the brush is kind of hard to use; i had more cleaning up to do than usual.

  3. I really want some Eyeko products, but shipping kind off puts me off. Maybe I’ll wait til I have a bigger wishlist and do the free shipping over $55

  4. Tams says:

    Ah this is in my untrieds as well!

  5. Nancy says:

    This is super nice!

  6. love4lacquer says:

    really like this one

  7. Kaylie says:

    i love this, it reminds me of space or something, lol.

  8. Shoping-aholic says:

    I have tried three of them cosmic, vampira and saucy. Sacuy is more pigmented than other two but my fav is Vampira. :)

  9. beauxsmom says:

    very nice, never tried this brand before but really want to now

  10. Caitlyn says:

    I own several eyeko polishes, but not cosmic polish. The bottles are kinda small and you have to pay attention to not knock them over. Their “rain polish” is one of my favorites, a pale greyblue with some shimmer in it. Also for nude-lovers, their “posh polish” is a really nice taupe color that made my hands look quite elegant. I was surprised how nice this one turned out, since it looked a little too brown in the bottle for my liking, but once on my nails, it totally rocked.

    their “military polish” is a deep olive-army-green, which may have been a limited edition, since I haven’t seen it on their website lately.

    if you live in Europe, you get free shipping (yeessss, for once in my life a company that offers free shipping inside Europe ^^ that’s rare here).

    so … yeah, I guess I’m a fan. I also own a lilac and a deep blue which I haven’t seen on the website lately as well, but maybe will return. For tryouts I would recommend “rain”, since the pale bluegrey is really nice and quite flattering, if you’re into non-reds and non-pinks *gg*

  11. shima says:

    WOw love the glitter!!

  12. Eve says:

    I squealed out loud when I saw this review – LOVE eyeko! My favourite shade is the ‘Pastel Polish’ which is a pale blue with a very soft shimmer. I do find the formula a bit thick with a few of the polishes. The new packaging is much nicer, I do like the dinky little bottles – they look great all lined up next to each other…only problem is that you can’t get many applications from them!

  13. Tia says:

    I’ve never had this brand of nail polish before, so I searched the old bottle on Google. They were so cute! Although cute, I can imagine how annoying and awkward they must have been to hold. Love your website!

  14. Paula says:

    Most polishes in my country have a similar package and brush, so as I had no difficulty at all applying Eyeko polishes, I think it’s a question of being used to it.

    By the way, I do like Cosmic, but I think the glitter on the nail is too discreet, while in the bottle it’s crazy.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I agree. The brush has a learning curve. Since I haven’t used a polish with a brush like that I thought it was worth noting.